Parking Information

Parking Permit

Apply for Parking Permit, then pick up your permit at the campus police office 8am - 5pm  Monday-Thursday. We are located in the Student Center/Student Union building.

Appeal Citation

To appeal a citation please download and fill out the Valencia Campus Parking Violation Appeal form.
Note: Appeal form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you do not already have it installed on your computer, click here to download
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Visitors Parking

Visitors are always welcome on the UNM-Valencia. A visitor is defined as any person not  employed with or enrolled at the campus. A visitor may park in the Visitor Parking area, for a maximum of 30  minutes without a permit. If the allotted 30 minutes is to be exceeded, the visitor must  obtain a permit from Campus Police  in the Cafeteria, or the front desk  of the following offices (Library, Student Services, Administration, and Adult Education  Center). Place the permit on the dashboard of the vehicle. Visitor parking will be enforced  Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. A visitor permit is good for the date and/or time  designated on the permit and allows the operator to park in any visitor or student parking space.  Faculty, staff and students are prohibited from parking in spaces reserved for visitors and will be cited.

Overnight and Frequent visitors permit

Visitors who frequent the campus and/or visit for an extended period of days, may apply for a no-cost "Temporary" permit that will allow them to park in a regular parking space. Permits can be picked up from Campus Police, located in the Cafeteria. In order to apply, applicant will need to bring a valid driver's license, a current vehicle  registration and have a current contact phone number available. The "Temporary" permit must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. Visitors displaying a "Temporary" permit are authorized and encouraged to park in a regular parking space instead of the posted visitor space.


It is the responsibility of each student, faculty or staff member and visitor to be familiar with the  locations on campus where parking is permitted and any/all rules pertaining to parking on  campus.   UNM - Valencia assumes no responsibility or liability for fire, theft, damage to or loss of any  vehicle or any article left therein.


Parking enforcement is the responsibility of Campus Police. Parking  regulations and enforcement Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Police officers may  require identification of any person(s). Refusal to comply may result in the issuance  of a citation, a towed vehicle or other legal or administrative action.


Should a visitor receive a citation for violation, which they wish to dispute, they must  bring the citation to the Campus Police office and request to  meet with the police supervisor. Once the facts have been presented and reviewed, a decision  will be made on the status of the citation.

Parking signs

Parking signs have been kept to a minimum to preserve the beauty of our campus. Consequently,  signs primarily designate where you are allowed to park, rather than where you may not park.


For the purposes of these parking and traffic regulations, the below listed terms shall mean:

Motor Vehicles: all automobiles, buses, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, motor-scooters, motorbikes  and mopeds.

Parking Permit: a temporary card or permit, hang tag or self-adhering decal issued by UNM -  Valencia authorizing the motor vehicle properly displaying the permit to be lawfully parked  within designated areas. The issuance and display of the permit serves as proper registration.

Visitors: are persons other than students, faculty members, staff members, approved vendors, or  employees of UNM - Valencia.

Violation Notice: a form giving a warning or giving notice to a person that an administrative or  criminal charge has been filed, requiring payment of a fine

Warning Notice: a citation giving notice to a person that a parking or traffic regulation has been  violated. A warning notice does not result in a fine.

Valencia Campus parking stickers must be displayed on all student, staff, and faculty vehicles.

These stickers are available free of charge (first sticker only on each vehicle ) upon completion of a vehicle registration form.

Note: Bumper sticker parking permits are no longer valid. Please register for a new parking permit. The replacement parking sticker is free.

Replacement of the new Parking Permits will be a $5 charge. Upon completion of a the form, please visit the cashiers office for payment and bring proof of payment to the Campus Police office to pick up your permit.

Handicapped parking should be used only by handicapped persons whose vehicles display the required special license, sticker, or decal. Violators will be cited and/or booted.    

No student parking is allowed along curbs at the college entrance or in any posted or visitor areas. You may be dropped off at the curb; however someone picking you up may not wait there, they can wait in visitor parking..

Violation of the Parking Policy could result in a bootbeing placed on your vehicle. Removal of the boot is $75

 Permit numbers must be visible.

In order to assist you with jump starting or unlocking your vehicle you must have a valid permit on file.

Make sure your doors are locked and any valuables are secured in your trunk when you leave your vehicle. UNM-Valencia is not responsible for theft, damage, vandalism, or other loss to your vehicle.

For your safety the campus parking lots are patrolled and are under surveillance 24 hours a day - 7 days a week..

Parking violators will be cited. Penalties are $10 per infraction. Failure to pay fines could result in your vehicle being booted and could result in administrative sanctions.

Replacement Fee for Lost Permits is $5

Vehicles left on campus after evening classes must have prior approval from the Campus Police Office. No exceptions.

UNM-Valencia parking permits are not valid on UNM Main campus.

If you are in need of Campus Police, please call 505.925.8570. The Campus Police office is located in the Northeast side of the Cafeteria.

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